Diaper Genie vs. Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail

I recently had the opportunity to rate the Diaper Genie vs. Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail. I can remember people telling me when I was pregnant, that I MUST register for a diaper pail. It really seems like there are two distinct camps of moms out there, those who loved, and actually used their diaper pail, and those who find them an unnecessary substitute for the trash can. Which one are you?

Diaper Genie vs. Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail

During the month of June, I have been testing the two leading diaper pails available in stores: the Playtex® Diaper Genie II Elite™, and the Arm & Hammer™ Diaper Pail by Munchkin.

Diaper Genie vs. Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail

First of all, I chose not to photograph these two items in my home. Typically, I post extensive photo essays of products that I review, but honestly, who wants to see photos of Evan’s dirty diapers? I mean, these are products that are designed to contain POOP, so, I really don’t think I need to visually illustrate. My overuse of the word poop should suffice. I am also not going to offer you a detailed play-by-play of the assembly, setup, and use of these items. I can tell you in one very simple sentence that both the Diaper Genie and Munchkin pails are quite simple to use. They are also visually similar, again, neck and neck so far in this comparison!

When it comes right down to it, the only relevant factor when it comes to Diaper Genie vs. Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail, in my opinion, is odor control, odor control, odor control. After chocking both of these diaper pails full of horrifically stinky diapers, I have to say that so far, the Arm & Hammer™ Diaper Pail by Munchkin does a better job of managing the the odor.

There is no doubt that when people think of diaper pails, they think Diaper Genie. In fact, until recently, I was not even aware that there was an alternative brand making a similar product.

I will be posting a follow-up to this diaper pail debate in about a week. In my concluding article, I will tell you whether I prefer the Playtex® Diaper Genie II Elite™, the Arm & Hammer™ Diaper Pail by Munchkin, or old faithful–our trash can.

Where do your kiddo’s dirty diapers go?

I am a member of the Mom Central community and I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive campaign by Mom Central, sponsored by Diaper Genie, and received a free Diaper Genie diaper pail and a free Munchkin Arm & Hammer diaper pail to facilitate my review.


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